Hearthstone - gold farming, quests, rewards, cap, achievements

Our guide to making all the Gold you need to get off to a great start in Hearthstone, then keep the cash rolling in as you play the game.

While there's plenty of Hearthstone to enjoy without spending a penny, you're going to need Gold if you want to improve your card collection or participate in the Arena after you've used your first free entry. Fortunately, you can pick up up a steady chunk of change in the game just by participating in player-versus-player matches, completing Daily Quests, and finishing special one-off quests.

Hearthstone Daily Quest guide

You'll be given a new Daily Quest every single day, but you can only have up to three of them banked at any one time. To receive new quests after this point, you'll need to complete one to open up a free slot. If you don't like the new quest you've been given, you can click on the X icon in the top right-hand corner of the quest card to throw it away, although you can only do this once a day. You'll be given a new random quest to replace it. Just keep in mind that you might dislike the new one more than the original!

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Quests typically reward you with 40 or 60 Gold as soon as you complete them, but there's one very special Daily Quest that you should never throw away, as you'll get a juicy 100 Gold for ticking off a not-unreasonable seven victories with any class. For reference, here are all of the Daily Quests you can get in Hearthstone.

3 Victories!Win 3 games with any class40 Gold
Total DominanceWin 7 games with any class100 Gold
Destroy Them AllDestroy 40 minions40 Gold
Only the MightyPlay 20 minions that cost 5 or more40 Gold
The Meek Shall InheritPlay 40 minions that cost 2 or less40 Gold
Spell MasterCast 40 spells40 Gold
Beat DownDeal 100 damage to enemy heroes40 Gold
Druid or Hunter VictoryWin 2 games with Druid or Hunter40 Gold
Druid or Hunter DominanceWin 5 games with Druid or Hunter60 Gold
Druid or Rogue VictoryWin 3 games with Druid or Rogue40 Gold
Druid or Rogue DominanceWin 5 games with Druid or Rogue60 Gold
Hunter or Mage VictoryWin 3 games with Druid or Rogue40 Gold
Hunter or Mage DominanceWin 5 games with Druid or Rogue60 Gold
Mage or Shaman VictoryWin 3 games with Mage or Shaman40 Gold
Mage or Shaman DominanceWin 5 games with Mage or Shaman60 Gold
Paladin or Priest VictoryWin 3 games with Paladin or Priest40 Gold
Paladin or Priest DominanceWin 5 games with Paladin or Priest60 Gold
Paladin or Warrior VictoryWin 3 games with Paladin or Warrior40 Gold
Paladin or Warrior DominanceWin 5 games with Paladin or Warrior60 Gold
Priest or Warlock VictoryWin 3 games with Paladin or Warrior40 Gold
Priest or Warlock DominanceWin 5 games with Paladin or Warrior60 Gold
Rogue or Warrior VictoryWin 3 games with Paladin or Warrior40 Gold
Rogue or Warrior DominanceWin 5 games with Paladin or Warrior60 Gold
More Gold means more cards. Try to keep the cash flowing.

Hearthstone Unique Quests

As you reach certain milestones in Hearthstone, you'll receive certain rewards which can really help you get a head-start on your card collection. Try and work your way through the really basic ones listed here as soon as you start playing Hearthstone. Doing so will give you a lovely pile of resources you can work with, just for trying out different aspects of the game.

Enter the Arena Head to the Arena mode from the main menu 1 Arena Credit
Crafting Time Disenchant a card 95 Arcane Dust
First Blood Complete a game in Play Mode 1 Card Pack
Level Up Get any class to Level 10 1 Card Pack
Crushed Them All! Defeat every Expert AI hero 100 Gold
Got the Basics! Collect every card in the Basic Set 100 Gold
One of Everything Collect every card in the Expert Set 100 Gold
Ready to Go! Unlock Every Hero 100 Gold
The Duelist Play 3 games in Play Mode 100 Gold
Big Winner Win 1,000 games in any mode 300 Gold
Chicken Dinner Win 100 games in any mode 300 Gold
Arrrrrr!! Acquire every Pirate 2 x Captain's Parrot
Golden Arrrrrr!! Acquire every Golden Pirate 2 x Captain's Parrot
Mrglglglglgl! Acquire every Murloc 2 x Old Murk-Eye
Golden Mrglglglglgl! Acquire every Golden Murloc 2 x Old Murk-Eye

Hearthstone Gold guide

Another way to make cash in Hearthstone is to simply play games in either the Casual or Ranked sections of the Play mode. You'll receive 10 Gold for every three matches you win, but note that you can only earn up to 100G in any given day using this method.

If you're feeling confident and comfortable with the game's mechanics and classes, you can also start playing the Arena mode of Hearthstone. It costs 150 Gold to enter after your first free run though, and you'll only make that Gold back if you achieve a large number of victories.

While that may not sound great, you always get at least some of your Arena fee back, along with some card crafting dust, a guaranteed free deck of cards, and the chance to get a random card from across Hearthstone's entire collection. Arena's playstyle isn't for everyone, but if you enjoy the game mode it's a tremendous way to make cash and get better at the game overall.

Hearthstone Gold tips

To get some quick money in your pockets, the first thing you should do is take the starting Mage class to level 10. This won't take long at all, and you'll tick off the Level Up! quest for a cheap 100 Gold. Now use your Mage to beat all of the other classes in the game, which will not only unlock them for play, you'll also get another 100 Gold for completing Ready to Go! Your next job is to get every class to level 10, so that you unlock all of the Basic cards in the game and complete Got the Basics!

At this point you've got a few options. First, you could jump into Arena using the free pass you receive for your first attempt. Depending on how well you perform in there, you'll come out with some bonus Gold. Alternatively, playing three games in Play mode will grant you a card pack, as well as 100 Gold for completing First Blood and The Duelist. You can also kill the Expert AI heroes in Practice mode for another 100 Gold.

Once you've finished off these quick quests, the greater part of your income is going to be derived from playing Arena, completing Daily Quests and winning sets of games in Play mode.

Head back to the first page of this article to see more of Hearthstone's best basic decks.

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